Respite Care

Respite Care

You must submit your (pre-approved) child care expenses within 30 days of incurring the expense.

Respite Care Allowance

The purpose of the respite child care is to support families experiencing separation due to military tasking who find themslevs in financial and/or emotionnal need of respite from the stressors of parenting alone. 

A respite childcare allowance of $50.00 per month is available for spouses whose partner is presently away due to military obligation and are supported by the MFRC-NCR. This childcare allowance must be pre-approved and needs-based for all guardians with children who have a parent that is away due to military obligation including IR, course, training, tasking or deployment. 

To seek approval, please contact the Family Separation and Reunion coordinator :613-998-4888 or via email at

Download the Respite Childcare Form

Please be mindful to submit your Direct Funds Transfer (DFT) form along with a void cheque to allow for quick processing of all childcare receipts.

*Please note that the MFRC-NCR is not responsible for finding child care.